Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.
In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.
When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.
Stories by Kitty Felde
Last month, an international tribunal convicted the mastermind of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Nearly a million people in that Africa nation died in just a few months of "ethnic cleansing." One of the prosecutors on that case is an attorney from Southern California who's back home for a short stay. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke to him about his work.
Last summer, KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde met a retired state worker from Los Angeles who wanted to see history. Her name is Lydia Thomas and even though she didn't have a ticket to the Democratic National Convention, she went to Denver anyway to hear Barack Obama speak. Kitty Felde says Lydia Thomas is getting ready for another trip this time to Washington, D.C.
It's a birthday of sorts for part of the Pasadena Freeway. The stretch from Avenue 22 to Pasadena opened for traffic on this date in 1940. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde explains one of the freeway's great mysteries: why are those on-ramps so short and so scary?
Sculptor Robert Graham died this past weekend at the age of 70. If you've been to the L.A. Coliseum, you've seen his work. For the 1984 Olympics, Graham sculpted the pair of headless statues called "Olympic Gateway" near the Coliseum's peristyle end. Graham also created the large bronze doors outside Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. His public work included the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Duke Ellington Memorial in Harlem, and a memorial to Joe Louis in Detroit. Three years ago, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with Graham at a Beverly Hills retrospective of his work. The exhibit featured dozens of sculptures of women. Graham spoke about why he focused on women.
As part of our "Season's Givings" series, Special Correspondent Kitty Felde visits the holiday party at LA Voice, which provides training for community organizers.
More than 100 volunteers help keep the 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden green and free of weeds. The garden is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde reports the girl scouts are in need of volunteers to be troupe leaders.
As part of KPCC's Season's Givings series, KPCC's Kitty Felde talks with volunteers for the Community Emergency Response Team. It's a program that trains people on how to aid others during emergencies.
As part of KPCC's "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde talks to a volunteer at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley.
As part of the monthlong "Season's Givings" series, Kitty Felde reports on SCORE, an organization that pairs volunteers with small business owners.
A pair of cousins have been elected to the U.S. Senate: Democrat Tom Udall of New Mexico and Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado. But relatives on Capitol Hill are nothing new. California boasts of the first sister team in Congress: Democrat Linda Sanchez of Cerritos and Democrat Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove. The Sanchez sisters have teamed up to write a new book. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
President-elect Barack Obama began his first post-election speech with a big promise. Not just to the nation, but to his two young daughters. He promised them a new dog. So how do you pick a "first puppy?" KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde asked an expert at the West Los Angeles animal shelter.
After strengthening their numbers in the House and Senate, congressional Democrats are planning what they'd like to do in the next legislative session. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with a pair of local congresswomen to find out what's at the top of their wish list for the new political year.
Sometimes a financial crisis doesn't begin on Wall Street. It begins in the doctor's office. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde spoke with one Southland entrepreneur who won't let cancer bankrupt his future.
It's not every day that a presidential candidate conducts an economic summit in your backyard. That's exactly what happened to Mimi Vitello of Van Nuys back in January. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Vitello to continue the conversation about the economy.